June 4, 2023

Linkage Mag

Geared for the Automotive Life

Mecum Totals $56m in Glendale

Mecum’s annual Glendale auction wrapped this past weekend, with $56m in total sales from 1,266 cars and trucks that sold. 

Over the five-day auction, 1,667 lots crossed the auction block in Arizona, which boils down to a 76% sell-through rate.

The top sale of the day was the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold for $1.815m. The car had been restored in its rare Mittelgrün green finish by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in the late 2000s. Behind it was a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS for $605,000 and a 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4×4 Squared that made $489,500.

The McLaren Speedtail, which I mentioned here last week, failed to sell on-site at a high bid of $2,400,000 — just under the pre-sale estimate range of $2.6m to $2.8m.

Other notable sales from the top ten include a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe at $390,500, a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at $363,000, a ’59 Corvette convertible at $308,000 and a 2023 Chevrolet Corvette 70th Anniversary Z06 convertible at $302,500.

We’ll have a complete report from the sale in our next print edition of Linkage. In the meantime, you can learn more here.

Images: Mecum Auctions

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